Since I'm a sucker for trying to look
Her look-younger tips include:
* wear bangs
* lighten your hair
* groom your brows
* ditch the granny glasses (bye-bye "glasses on a chain around your neck"!)
* lighten up on the eye liner
* get a foundation that matches your skin color and skin type
* moisturize, peel and do other necessary things to minimize wrinkles and smooth skin
* lighten up on lipstick, and ditch the dark lip liner
* whiten your teeth
* say "good-bye" to fake nails
* revamp your wardrobe by shortening skirts, getting a pair of good fitting jeans, embrace shapewear, ditching pantyhose and wearing heels.
For the most part, I agree with Charla...though I do think acrylic nails can look nice if they are kept short, well groomed and are shaped well.
I'm also on the fence about pantyhose. Charla is a fan of dark and textured tights, but says nude colored pantyhose are a big no-no. Personally, I think age can be hard on a woman's legs in many ways and a nice pair of sheer, appropriately colored nude hose (not too dark, not too light) can actually help, not hurt.
Finally, in the wardrobe section, she gives a big thumbs-down to flats and flip-flops. Though heels are appealing and flattering, sometimes they just aren't practical (or comfortable).
I loved the topic-related production recommendations at the end of each section and she even lists great service providers by city at the back of the book (facials, hair color, spas, etc.).
I've tried several of the product recommendations and I'll post about them next!
In the meantime, I'd love to hear if you've read this book. And also, some of your tips for staying young as the birthdays keep ticking by.